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Ship History
Welcome to the destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) official website.


The Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) is the U.S. Navy's 48th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and was named in honor of Adm. Forrest Sherman, the 12th Chief of Naval Operations, and the youngest man to serve in that position. He held the office from November 1949 until July 1951.

October 2, 2004 - The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Forrest Sherman was christened and launched during a ceremony at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operation, in Pascagoula, Miss. Mrs. Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick, Admiral Sherman's daughter, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Michael G. Van Durick is the prospective commanding officer.


January 28, 2006 - USS Forrest Sherman was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla. Returned to Norfolk on Feb. 3; Ammo onload at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., from Feb. 21-23.


July 9, 2006 - USS Forrest Sherman departed Norfolk for its 5-month maiden deployment, with the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

June 1, 2008 - USS Forrest Sherman departed Norfolk for a 3-month deployment in support of U.S. Southern Command's Partnership of the Americas 2008 (POA 08) operation

January 2009 - USS Forrest Sherman departs for a 7-month deployment.

July 3, 2011 - USS Forrest Sherman departed Norfolk for a scheduled 8-month deployment with the primary focus on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) operations.

March 9, 2014 - USS Forrest Sherman departed homeport for a scheduled 8-month deployment as part of the Theodore Roosevelt CSG.

April 11, 2018 - USS Forrest Sherman departed Norfolk for a scheduled dynamic deployment.

July 21, 2018 - USS Forrest Sherman returned to Naval Station Norfolk after more than a three-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

August 28 - USS Forrest Sherman departed Norfolk to resume its dynamic deployment for 4-months, as part of the USS Harry S. Truman CSG-8.

September 14, 2019 - USS Forrest Sherman departed Norfolk for a scheduled 9-month Middle East deployment, as part of the USS Harry S. Truman CSG.

July 20, 2020 - USS Forrest Sherman moved "dead-stick" to Berth 2, Midtown Pier on Marine Hydraulics Industries (MHI) Ship Repair & Services shipyard in Norfolk.

December 22, 2022 - USS Forrest Sherman returned home to Naval Station Norfolk upon completion of a NATO deployment in 6th fleet.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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